Russia Parades War-‘Bots for the First Time


On April 18, 2018, Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu announced that the year’s military parade in Moscow, commemorating the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, will feature new and advanced weaponry. He noted that for the first... Read more

Are Purported ‘Sonic Attacks’ at Embassies in Havana an Elaborate Intelligence Operation?


The Canadian government pulled families of diplomats from its embassy in Cuba on April... Read more

U.S. Marines Want a Do-It-All Drone


The U.S. Marine Corps in early March 2018 asked the defense industry to provide... Read more

Russian ‘Terminators’ Roll Out for Victory Day Rehearsals


Russia’s Victory Day parade on May 9, commemorating the victory over Nazi Germany, is... Read more

The Mysterious Last Battle of Soviet Tank General Alexander Lizyukov


On Sept. 17, 1942, Gen. Mikhail Katukov was sitting in a meeting with other... Read more
No, North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site Wasn’t Destroyed in an Earthquake
Major media outlets reported on April 25, 2018 that large portions of North Korea’s underground nuclear test facility had...
Why Isn’t Russia an Aircraft Carrier Superpower?

Why Isn’t Russia an Aircraft Carrier Superpower?

Historically a land power, the Soviet Union grappled with the idea of a large naval aviation arm for most...

Una de las mejores variantes del fusil AK-47 es polaca

Una de las mejores variantes del fusil AK-47 es polaca

El 28 de marzo de 2018, dos fabricantes de armas ─uno polaco y el otro nigeriano─ anunciaron que Nigeria...

For Iraq, Bombing ISIS in Syria Was the Easy Part

For Iraq, Bombing ISIS in Syria Was the Easy Part

The Iraqi air force sortied high-tech F-16 fighter jets armed with laser-guided bombs to strike suspected Islamic State forces...

A Future German Fighter Jet’s Main Enemy Is the F-35

A Future German Fighter Jet’s Main Enemy Is the F-35

Germany’s military is a case study in an armed force in need of new equipment. The problems cut across...

Argentina Produced a Falklands War Cartoon

Argentina Produced a Falklands War Cartoon

This story originally appeared on Jan. 25, 2015. Zamba is a mischievous scamp on the state-run Argentine T.V. channel...

In the 1940s, the U.S. Navy Launched Planes From Trapezes

In the 1940s, the U.S. Navy Launched Planes From Trapezes

This story originally appeared on Jan. 25, 2015. Today’s small drones launch off catapults and land in big nets....

A Gigantic T-35 Tank Rolls Out of a Factory, 80 Years After Production Ended

A Gigantic T-35 Tank Rolls Out of a Factory, 80 Years After Production Ended

In April 2018, a very large and interesting machine rolled out of a military museum in Verkhnyaya Pyshma, a...

‘The Beast’ Is the Best Tank Movie You’ve Never Seen

‘The Beast’ Is the Best Tank Movie You’ve Never Seen

This story originally appeared on Nov. 21, 2014. The Beast should be a terrible movie. It’s a film about...

We Love the Pentagon’s ‘Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure’

We Love the Pentagon’s ‘Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure’

This story originally appeared on Nov. 18, 2014. Ethically, it’s been a rough few years for the military. In...

Russia Parades War-‘Bots for the First Time

Russia Parades War-‘Bots for the First Time

On April 18, 2018, Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu announced that the year’s military parade in Moscow, commemorating the...

This Chinese Future Weapon Is Absurd

This Chinese Future Weapon Is Absurd

To hear Chinese state media tell it, the soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army will go into battle in...

Lecciones sobre carros de combate aprendidas por Irak durante la Guerra contra el Estado Islámico

Lecciones sobre carros de combate aprendidas por Irak durante la Guerra contra el Estado Islámico

Tras su éxito contra el Estado Islámico (ISIS) en el campo de batalla, Irak está estudiando las futuras necesidades...

‘The Lost Fleet: Corsair’ Is ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Meets ‘Captain America’

‘The Lost Fleet: Corsair’ Is ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Meets ‘Captain America’

War Is Boring got a sneak peek at a new graphic novel from best-selling military science fiction writer Jack...

The Nuclear-War Tank Came at Exactly the Wrong Time

The Nuclear-War Tank Came at Exactly the Wrong Time

This story originally appeared on Oct. 9, 2016. In a war that never happened, formations of heavy and rather...

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